July 23rd- swifts moving south west

Originally posted on Jonathan Pomroy:
Early this morning I noticed a substantial movement of swifts. They were flying high, slowly and in complete silence and were well spaced out across the sky. Such a far cry from the impossibly tight, fast and noisy formations we associate with swifts. All were heading south west. I saw several hundred but there must have been many more. I… Continue reading July 23rd- swifts moving south west

Jaboticaba, or jabuticaba, or Plinia cauliflora, or maybe Myrciaria cauliflora

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
I once got in trouble for questioning the name of this tree. But I’m a questioner. I hit hard sometimes with my “but why?” comments. I mean, to elucidate the problem with the trees nomenclature, look it up. There are several genus’ with the common name jaboticaba (the genus is the first word in the binomial… Continue reading Jaboticaba, or jabuticaba, or Plinia cauliflora, or maybe Myrciaria cauliflora